By Erin Davis
One of the things that troubles me about raising kids in the current cultural climate is the trend toward blurring gender lines. In the eyes of the majority, what makes girls girls and boys boys is all up for negotiation. The implications of this shift seem huge in the lives of my children (and their children, and their children…).
But frankly, I’m a little too swamped with bedtimes and temper tantrums to find time to figure out how to instill Biblical gender roles in my sons. I don’t have a clue how to cut the Truths in God’s Word up into pieces small enough for my littles to digest and embrace. Most days I just tell them to go play in the mud and hope that somehow translates into an understanding of who God wants them to be. I recognize that it it’s important to teach my kids about God’s design for who they are, but I need some tools to make it happen.
Enter “Cassie & Caleb: Discover God’s Wonderful Design.” It’s a cute little book written by Susan and Richie Hunt with four simple goals in mind.
- Teach the creational principle that God created males and females in his own image based on Genesis 1:27.
- Help readers connect the dots that the entire Bible is the big story of Jesus’ plan of redemption.
- Teach children that the Bible is our authority.
- Help kiddos develop a love for the church.
Good stuff, right?
What’s even better is that it’s not a how to guide for moms. It doesn’t tell me how to teach my kids about these important themes, it makes a way for me to teach them while I’m learning too. The book is meant to be read and discussed as a family. Since lessons about God are best learned in the laboratory of life, and since I don’t have the capacity to teach my kids any other way, I love this approach. My teaching mantra has always been “whoever is doing the work is doing the learning.” This book provides an easy, fun way for the whole family to do the “work” of discovering who God is and who He made each of us to be.
Since it’s part of the mom’s code that when we find good stuff, we don’t keep it to ourselves, I wanted to pass this book on to you. And since free makes sweet stuff even sweeter, I’ll even give away a few copies. (Just because I like ya!).
Simply leave us a comment below telling us how you are teaching your children about God’s design. I’ll choose two of you at random, next Wednesday, to send a free copy of “Cassie & Caleb: Discover God’s Wonderful Design.”
Happy teaching, mommas!
Order your copy of “Caleb and Cassie: Discovering God’s Wonderful Design” today!
ERIN DAVIS is the founder of Graffiti Ministries, an organization dedicated to addressing the issues of identity, worth, and true beauty in the lives of young women. She is the author of Beyond Bath Time, which addresses the importance of motherhood as a sacred role. A popular speaker, author and blogger, Erin has addressed women of all ages nationwide and written several books including Beyond Bath Time, Graffiti: Learning to See the Art in Ourselves, True Princess, and The Bare Facts, co-written with Josh McDowell. Her quest for the perfect scoop of ice cream is never ending and her children Eli and Noble are her constant source of entertainment.